After mocking the mask mandate and making what many considered to be anti-Semitic comments, Gina Carano is no longer working with Lucasfilms. Lucasfilms, the studio responsible for the critically acclaimed Star Wars series The Mandalorian where Gina Carano became a reoccurring face in the series, released a statement announcing her departure from the studio saying:
“Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future,” the company said Wednesday. “Nevertheless, her social-media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”
Originally a mixed martial artist who became an actress, Gina Carano was a Trump supporter who often shared baseless and false claims on social media. Not only did she believe there was voter fraud in the 2020 election, but she also believed the coronavirus to be either fake or not as serious as it was made out to be. But after her post on Instagram, which is now deleted, was seen by fans the hashtag #FireGinaCarano began trending on Twitter. The actress made the following statement:
“Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors…even by children,” Carano wrote. “Because history is edited, most people today don’t realize that to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily round up thousands of Jews, the government first made their own neighbors hate them simply for being Jews. How is that any different from hating someone for their political views.”
Both Gina Carano’s publicity firm and her talent agency have cut ties with the woman. Furthermore, Disney/Lucasfilms have sadly shelved their idea to start a spinoff series for her character in The Mandalorian.